tattoo apprenticeship

We’ve launched countless careers with our tattoo and piercing apprenticeships, and we have some great stories to share. Whether you’re a professional tattoo artist, currently an apprentice, or someone considering an apprenticeship, there’s always more to learn! Check out our tattoo apprenticeship blog and get inspired by the success stories, our helpful guides, and informative interviews. The Body Art & Soul Tattoo Apprenticeship Blog also offers the latest news in the tattoo and piercing industries so you can stay up to date on all cutting-edge tattoo and piercing technology and trends. Jump-start your career and stay informed by checking our apprenticeship blog regularly!
September 6, 2019

Top 3 Reasons to Start a Tattoo Apprenticeship this Back-to-School Season

As summer turns to fall and the leaves on the trees change color, we often think about making changes in our own lives. This time of year, people of all ages return to school to learn new skills and embark on a journey to a new life and new career. Starting something new and making a big change like going back into formal education is exciting! It opens up a whole new future. But, for many, the prospect of taking out student loans and spending decades paying it off is intimidating. The uncertainty of leaving art school and not knowing how long it will take you to find a job, let alone a well-paid job that allows you to be creative from the get-go, stops many people from even dreaming of making that change. What if there was a school where you could explore your creative side, get structured training, […]
August 22, 2019
Create an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

3 Steps for Creating an Exceptional Tattoo Flash Portfolio

You’ve decided you want to start a tattoo apprenticeship, so you gather all your drawings and paintings ready to create a portfolio to impress. If you are as passionate about your art as we are, deciding which pieces to showcase and which pieces to leave at home is your worst nightmare. You could spend hours sitting staring at them, second guessing which pieces someone else might want to see. We can’t sit with you and make those decisions for you, but we can start you off with 3 steps for creating an exceptional tattoo flash portfolio. 1) Self-critique your work. This is the hardest step, be objective and honest with yourself and determine your strengths. What art skills do you have? Are you great at watercolors, amazing with color pencils, or is your specialty shaded linework drawings? Are your lines shaky and you’re not sure how to really use your […]
June 26, 2019
Cosmetic Tattoos by Maddie Harvey

INKspiration – Maddie Harvey, Tattoo Artist

As everyone who has been tattooed knows, the process of getting a tattoo is a unique experience! No two people have quite the same story. Whether it’s a memorial, a celebration of self expression, a declaration of friendship, or just because, every tattoo has some kind of meaning. Just as the motivation for getting a new tattoo is significant to the wearer, the motivations for becoming a tattoo artist can be just as personal. And the stories of each aspiring tattoo artist are equally as unique. In this blog, we’re introducing you to Maddie Harvey, an artist in our Philly studio, who has a very inspiring story. Maddie found her calling as a tattoo artist with a specialty in cosmetic tattoos when she saw how it helped rebuild her mother’s body-confidence after a preventative mastectomy. “My mom had found out that she was bracket 2 positive, which is a genetic […]
May 13, 2019
Top 5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Tattoo Artists

Top 5 Pieces of Advice for Aspiring Tattoo Artists

Read Our Advice for Aspiring Tattoo Artists We all know that getting a brand new beautiful tattoo is amazing! But did you know that the experience of giving someone a great tattoo can be even better? If you love art and you’re a fan of tattoos, a career as a professional tattoo artist is artistically satisfying and financially empowering. If you want to become a tattoo artist, the internet is overwhelming when you’re looking for advice on how to get started. That’s why we’ve pulled together our top 5 pieces of advice for aspiring tattoo artists. 1. Don’t Tattoo on Your Own The most important piece of advice for aspiring tattoo artists is to not tattoo on your own! Whatever you do, don’t buy a (hazardous) tattoo kit online and just start inking up your friends. Not only will you endanger yourself and your friends (bloodborne pathogens are bad news), […]
March 19, 2019
How much does a tattoo apprenticeship cost?

How Much Does a Tattoo Apprenticeship Cost?

Like many artists, you want to learn to tattoo, but don’t know the best way to do it. Are you asking yourself “how much does a tattoo apprenticeship cost?” We’re here to help! Download our guide for a comparison and cost analysis, so you don’t get fooled by hidden expenses or programs that promise a lot in too little time. Download the Guide to Tattoo Apprenticeship Costs The popularity of tattoos is exploding and there are more opportunities to make a successful career as a tattoo artist than ever, but getting the right training can be tricky. A Google search for “how much does a tattoo apprenticeship cost?” can turn up countless results, with each option offering different expenses, term lengths, and curriculums. And sometimes the tattoo apprenticeship cost is in time instead of money. This can make for a rather overwhelming decision, and make you wonder if there is […]
February 26, 2019

5 Reasons You’ll Love Tattoo Classes that You Might Not Expect

When most people think of a tattoo apprenticeship, the first image that pops into their head is probably some big, biker dude showing you how to hold a tattoo machine in some grungy tattoo shop. While those stereotypical shops still exist, a modern wave of tattoo apprenticeships, comprised of comprehensive tattoo classes, are available that provide cutting-edge dignified instruction so that artists can achieve long-term and successful careers. But your journey through the tattoo classes in your apprenticeship might surprise you and be a lot more fun than you’d expect! Let’s explore our top 5 reasons why you’ll love tattoo classes!   1. Tattoo Classes: It’s All About the Art The tattoo classes in your apprenticeship are all about the art! Learning how to use a tattoo machine is great, but if your tattoo art isn’t up to snuff, it doesn’t matter how precise you are with a tattoo machine. […]
December 26, 2018
Tattoo Apprenticeship Guide

Tattoo Apprenticeship Guide

We love tattoos, and if you’re reading a blog about tattoo apprenticeships, then you probably love them too. Whether you’re checking Instagram for awesome artwork or you’re planning your next piece, tattoos are an amazing way to share who you are and what you care about. But when it comes to making tattoos yourself, it can be a bit confusing to even get started. Do you just go from shop to shop asking to start a tattoo apprenticeship or are there tattooing resources online? We know what it’s like to have questions, so have created this tattoo apprenticeship comparison infographic to help you ask the right questions to make your decision about finding the training that’s right for you. For decades tattoo studios have maintained a pretty exclusive culture when it comes to tattoo apprenticeships, often only allowing artists to apprentice if they look the part and they know someone […]